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lac·ta·tion

 (lăk-tā′shən)
n.
1. Secretion or formation of milk by the mammary glands.
2. The period during which the mammary glands secrete milk.

lac·ta′tion·al adj.

lactation

(lækˈteɪʃən)
n
1. (Physiology) the secretion of milk from the mammary glands after parturition
2. (Physiology) the period during which milk is secreted
lacˈtational adj
lacˈtationally adv

lac•ta•tion

(lækˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the secretion of milk.
2. the period of milk production.
[1660–70; < Late Latin lactātiō the act of giving suck < lactā(re) to give suck, derivative of Latin lac, s. lact- milk]
lac•ta′tion•al, adj.

lac·ta·tion

(lăk-tā′shən)
The secretion or production of milk by the mammary glands, occurring in female mammals after giving birth.

lactation

1. the secretion of milk by a mammary gland.
2. the period during which secretion takes place.
See also: Bodily Functions

lactation

Milk production by the mammary glands.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lactation - the period following birth during which milk is secreted; "lactation normally continues until weaning"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
2.lactation - the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
3.lactation - feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
alimentation, feeding - the act of supplying food and nourishment
Translations
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lactation

[lækˈteɪʃən] Nlactancia f

lactation

[lækˈteɪʃən] nlactation flactic acid [ˌlæktɪkˈæsɪd] nacide m lactique

lactation

nMilchabsonderung f, → Laktation f (spec); (= period)Stillzeit f, → Laktationsperiode f (spec)

lac·ta·tion

n. lactancia, crianza; secreción de leche.

lactation

n producción f y secreción f de leche; (period of milk production) lactancia
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